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Motorists of Athenry reminded of road closure to facilitate essential project

27 October 2023

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Uisce Éireann wishes to advise the community in Athenry that the next phase of works on the Athenry Sewerage Scheme Project requires a temporary road closure. 

The delivery of this vital wastewater project, which will support future growth and development and improve the existing sewer network, requires the closure of Bridge Street. 

As part of the next phase of the project to accommodate the installation of a new sewerage pipe at the river crossing, works have already commenced on Bridge Street and Court Lane.  

To ensure the safety of crews and the public, a road closure will be required from 31 October to 1 December. The closure will be temporarily lifted during the Christmas period and replaced with temporary traffic lights on Bridge Street before it is reinstated from 3 January until the end of February, 2024. 

Uisce Éireann’s Colm Claffey thanked the community for their patience and co-operation in advance as this vital project progresses. 

We understand that a temporary road closure is inconvenient, and our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption. We will lift the closure during the month of December to facilitate the busy Christmas period for businesses." 

The long-term benefits of this project will far outweigh any short-term inconvenience. A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential in order to support business and social development in the community. Not only will these works support existing and future residential and commercial development, but they will also improve the overall performance of the sewer network.

Coffey Construction Ltd, working on behalf of Uisce Éireann, are on track to complete the project by the end of 2024. In the meantime, Uisce Éireann will continue to update the local community in Athenry as we continue to make progress. 

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit the Uisce Éireann website.